|[AMRadio] GK500 OTA almost|
zehelmer at yahoo.com
zehelmer at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 3 11:34:20 EST 2017
I had to Google for updated OTA:
Over-the-air programming (OTA) refers to various methods of distributing new software, configuration settings, and even updating encryption keys to devices like cellphones, set-top boxes or secure voice communication equipment (encrypted 2-way radios).
One important feature of OTA is that one central location can send an update to all the users, who are unable to refuse, defeat, or alter that update, and that the update applies immediately to everyone on the channel.
A user could "refuse" OTA but the "channel manager" could also "kick them off" the channel automatically.
- Are we going to keep our OTA? 😉
*** Happy New Year ***
Jose’ Silva / CT1AXG
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De: w5jo at brightok.net
Enviado: 3 de janeiro de 2017 15:03
Para: Collin; AM Radio Reflector
Assunto: Re: [AMRadio] GK500 OTA almost
When things are right with the RF deck a parasitic suppressor is not needed
on the plate of the final tube. The design by WRL did not use one.
There is one on the plate of the driver, a 6146. What is the condition of
Is there any evidence of burn marks or arcing of the RF choke feeding the
plate of the tube. Is there a doorknob bypass at the bottom of the choke
and one beside the input for the HV? If so, what is their condition?
Do you know the condition of the tube itself? Have you a spare 4-400 or
even a 4-250 you can try?
What about the RF bypass capacitors, .005? Any burn marks or cracked discs
around the socket of the final?
The one I have tunes smoothly from 160 meters all the way up through 10
meters. Because of the size of the variable, it is delicate but it works.
Did you start trying to tune with the coarse switch in the #6 position and
reduce it after the plate dips? I tune into a cantenna before putting mine
on the air and, when tuned that switch is in the #2 position.
Well, I have had many great responses. Thank you all.
First of all some more info. I am testing using a cantenna dummy load with
only the RF deck and the Power Supply deck lashed together with a home-brew
HV power supply made from parts of an old BC-610 PS. Rectifiers are SS and
all of the rest of the PS is BC-610 parts. I am using a variac to dial down
the HV to about 1800 vdc. I am monitoring HV as I go.
I am using a crystal and it is on 3883 kcs.
The final tank is stock. There is some problem with the coarse load switch
but the problem contact finger is not being used.
Parasitic oscillations sound possible. Now that I think about it there is
NO parasitic choke. I will have to look at the schematic when I get back
home to see if it is shown. It did not have one when I got it. My 2 meter
rig nearby does occasionally pick up hash when key down on GK500.
I hope everyone who replied to my post can see all of the responses here. I
will send my comments to the reflector so all can see.
Thank you, Collin
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